Southern Belgium Universities Allow Hijab for Muslim Students

0 9

In what is considered as victory for Muslim women’s groups, Muslim students in universities in the French-speaking Wallonia region of Belgium will be allowed to don their hijab freely starting from September 2021.


Feeding the poor and needy is an act that draws us closer to Allah. We earn His forgiveness, mercies and blessings through this act of charity.

“Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah?s cause, or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night. (Bukhari)

“Excellent news! A strong gesture in favor of the #inclusion of all #adult women in higher education. Women will now be able to pursue their education and their dreams of having a professional career,” the Collective against Islamophobia in Belgium (CCIB) wrote on Twitter.

Saturday’s decision overturns an earlier ban in June 2020 on “religious symbols”, including the hijab in schools and higher education.

???? Read Also:  Hijab Stories – 8 Women Speak Out on Hijab

It also follows several protests last year against the ruling by Belgium’s Constitutional Court allowing higher education institutions to ban the hijab.

Shortly after the decision, 12 Belgian universities and colleges have assured students they would not impose such ban, stressing that religious freedom is protected in their classrooms.

???? Read Also: Hijab Made Me Feel Self-Conscious

Religious Freedom

“We are reversing the principle, in the name of the inclusion of the greatest number, of emancipation and the fight against inequalities,” Julien Nicaise, general administrator of Wallonia-Brussels Education (WBE), a public body that manages French-speaking public schools in Belgium told local media website DHnet on Saturday.

“The general interest must come first. We can no longer refuse these young women on the pretext that they wear a veil, prevent them from studying. A diploma is their passport to inclusion through employment.” 

Islam sees hijab as an obligatory code of dress, not just a religious symbol displaying one’s affiliations.

Last month, the Austrian Constitutional Court overturned a ban on hijab for students in elementary schools, deeming it discriminatory and unconstitutional.

A few days earlier, a Swedish court also overturned a bill banning all forms of Muslim head coverings at schools.


Read Original Report Here By About Islam

Subscribe to our newsletter
Sign up here to get the latest news, updates delivered directly to your inbox.
You can unsubscribe at any time

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy